10 privacy options are now available on WhatsApp, including chat locks.

One of the most popular messaging apps, WhatsApp, constantly introduces new features to enhance user experience. The platform now supports at least 10 privacy measures, some of which were just added to the app. The Chat Lock function, which lets you attach a fingerprint lock to particular talks, is one of the nicest innovations. The top 10 privacy features that the platform offers are shown below.

  • WhatsApp only recently made it possible to lock your most private chats. To enable the Chat Lock function, users only need to touch on it in the profile section of a chat. Every chat will require you to complete this process, and all locked chats are collected in a folder that can be seen at the top of the screen.
  • The software also gives you the option to hide blue ticks, which effectively prevents the sender from knowing whether you have seen their message or not. There is a catch, though. Even the recipient is unable to verify that the sender has actually read the communication. Under Settings > Privacy > Read receipts, the feature is accessible.
  • On WhatsApp, anyone with your phone number can call you. However, by altering your privacy settings, you can choose to ban a known phone number or choose to ignore calls from opportunistic callers. You may concentrate on conversations that matter to you while protecting your privacy and avoiding unwanted contact by muting calls from unknown callers.
  • The messaging app can also have a fingerprint lock added on it. For those who wish to keep their talks private even if someone else uses their smartphone, this is pretty helpful. To enable it, simply navigate to Settings > Privacy > scroll down, and touch on Fingerprint lock.
  • You can restrict access to certain contacts to your status, profile photo, and last-viewed material. Because you occasionally have to connect with strangers on WhatsApp and privacy-conscious users don’t feel like sharing their photos with non-contacts, this feature is especially helpful for profile pictures.
  • You can also refuse to be added to groups that you are unfamiliar with. Anyone with your phone number has always been able to message you on WhatsApp and invite you to groups. Similar to how anyone who has your contact details can send you an SMS or email. By changing your WhatsApp Settings, you can limit who can add you to groups for more privacy.
  • Another privacy feature of WhatsApp is the ability to block specific users.
  • On WhatsApp, users can also choose to hide their online activity. To put it another way, by turning on this option, your account’s “online” status will be hidden, meaning that no one will be able to see if you are using the messaging app.
  • You can use the optional setting for disappearing communications to increase your privacy. When you turn on disappearing messages, you can specify whether a message should vanish 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days after it is sent, unless you decide to keep it. On WhatsApp, the feature can be made the default for brand-new chats. By turning on the option in that contact’s profile section, one can also use the Disappearing Messages feature for earlier talks.
  • The 2-step verification option is also available to users, who can use it to increase the security of their WhatsApp account. All you have to do is touch Account > Two-step verification > Enable. Choose a six-digit PIN and enter it. Then, confirm it. Give a working email address or choose “Skip” if you don’t want to.

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